November 21, 2018
Lindsay Nichols and her killer, Troy Varnado.
It’s good to hear some righteous wrath from the victim’s mother.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve read about a white victim’s family choosing to forgive the nog killer (or, in extreme cases, befriend them).
The mother of a young woman who was strangled, shot and burned to death confronted her daughter’s convicted killer in a Louisiana courtroom on Thursday, telling him: “I hope you burn in hell.”
Jolene Dufresne told Troy Varnado she wished he could meet the same horrific fate as her daughter, Lindsay Nichols, who was dumped in the trunk of a blue Jaguar that was set on fire on Michoud Boulevard in New Orleans East on June 21, 2015, the Advocate reports.
“I hope that it will haunt you too, but I doubt it will,” Dufresne said, referring to the disturbing 911 call that Nichols, 31, made moments before her death, frantically pleading with an operator for help.
Dufresne said she hopes Varnado, 30, endures a “miserable” life in prison after being convicted by a jury last month of second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and obstruction of justice in Nichols’ death.
Prosecutors said Varnado killed Nichols because he was enraged that she refused to have sex with him when she went to the apartment of Varnado’s co-defendant, Thayon Sansom, after a night of clubbing.
A judge sentenced Varnado to life in prison, as well as 40 years each on the kidnapping and obstruction of justice counts, the Times-Picayune reports. Sansom pleaded guilty earlier this month to manslaughter, kidnapping and other charges and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.